Fox & Hounds

Banbury Road
NN11 3YY
Telephone(01327) 260611
Real AleReal FireFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsParkingSmokingRestaurantFunction RoomDog FriendlyNewspapersWiFiServes LocAle
Opening times: 11-11 Mon-Thu; 11-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-6 Sun
Regular beers: North Cotswold Shagweaver

Stone-built 15th century pub purchased by the local community following its closure in 2012. It has been attractively renovated throughout and has a very comfortable and cosy feel to it. The main bar features high-backed stools and Chesterfield leather sofas, with large log burners. The adjacent restaurant area has a curved quadrant window which affords views over the rear patio. There is an extensive menu. The pub was formerly owned by Hunt Edmunds Brewery of Banbury which succumbed to Bass, Mitchells and Butler in 1965 and brewing ceased in 1967. There is still an attractive Hunt Edmunds ceramic plaque by the main entrance, the sole remaining evidence of its previous ownership. There are three beers on offer, all supplied from local breweries. A house beer, "Dog House", is brewed for the pub by its nearest brewery, Gun Dog Ales, in neighbouring Woodford Halse. North Cotswold Brewery usually supply the second pump (often Shagweaver), and the third ale is always a rotating guest from local micro-breweries. Here is a pub that survived thanks to the tireless efforts of the villagers to retain their local and what a good job they did!